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This is one of the best audiobooks available and I swear I would pay double-no, TRIPLE to listen to more classic liturature in it's orginal language paired with a proceeding english translation in a track by track format like this beautifuly constructed audiobook.
Ukemi has produced an ingenius way of appreciating these poems by hearing the beautiful lyricisim of the orginal with a proceeding english translation that puts into context what is lost in the voyage from meaning to understanding while still providing a complimentary presentation of the orginal work.
The only other audiobook on Audiobook quite like this isn't specifically a language learning program is the Naxos edition of ＂The General Prologue and The Physician's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer＂which consists of the orginal Middle English text along with a modern "translation" following it.
But imagine if there was audiobook of The Bible with every verse in it's orginal Hebrew and Greek followed by an English translation? I mean, I know the Qur'an is much shorter, but why isn't there more demand?
Anyway, you won't regret purchasing this book. Like every Ukemi title it is engaging and endlessly relistenable.
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I speak no French, and know next to nothing about French poetry. So I took a bit of a chance in getting this audiobook - 35 poems read first in French, then in English translation. It definitely paid off - I could hear the beautiful sounds and rhythms of the language (marvelously read by Bill Homewood), and then savor the meanings in English. Highly recommended.